I forgot to say that I wouldn’t be posting a book review for March, I had been having problems with my vision, especially with reading on the bus and I didn’t enjoy feeling queasy. I am happy to report that the issue is now over and I am reading again, hopefully I will make my way through a couple of books so I can review them at the end of the month.
Right now I am working an 11 hour shift, on a Friday, and I am doing the same on Sunday. Nightmare. I am also trying to book house viewings for my day off on Saturday, hopefully we find something we like and those plans can be set in motion, very exciting.
Anyway, on to today’s review, Linda McCartney’s country pies.
I love these pies because they are another of the supermarket’s little treasures. Now I can’t just go on a jolly to town and browse the smaller shops it is so convenient to order something tasty and suitable to home delivery. I love that the brand states if the product is vegan on the front of the packaging, however I will not forgive them for putting honey in their pulled pork burgers so I can’t eat them.
I’m beginning to think that I’m in the midst of a love affair with meat substitutes encased in pastry, first the sausage rolls and now these pies, I also have another product that I am yet to review. There’s something so satisfying about stuffing your face with flaky pastry goods after a particularly rough day where you don’t feel like cooking from scratch. The pastry on these pies is perfect, you do have to put milk on top for it to brown, if you wait too long then the pie will explode and you’ll lose some of the goodness inside.
The soya protein inside is in a mince form, the pieces have a little chew that I enjoyed, they are full of the flavour of the gravy. The gravy is thick and plentiful, it’s a perfect partner to the pastry. I absolutely loved this product, and at £2 a box (£1 a pie) you can’t really go wrong.
Ingredients: Filling (52%) [Water, Rehydrated Textured Soya Protein (22%), Onion (20%), Soya Mince (69%) (Rehydrated Textured Soya Protein, Rapeseed Oil, Yeast Extract, Malted Barley Extract, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Fortified Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Dextrose, Salt, White Pepper), Savoury Stock (Water, Yeast Extract, Salt, Potato Flake, Maltodextrin, Sugar, Sunflower Oil, Malted Barley Extract, Flavourings, Onion Powder, Caramelised Sugar Syrup, Black Pepper, White Pepper), Cornflour, Rapeseed Oil, Fortified Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Red Wine, Tomato Purée, Garlic, Thyme, Salt, Malted Barley Extract, Flavouring, Black Pepper]. Shortcrust Pastry (32%) [Fortified Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Palm Oil, Water, Rapeseed Oil, Salt, Wheat Flour, Raising Agents: Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate; Emulsifier: Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids]. Puff Pastry (16%) [Fortified Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Water, Palm Oil, Salt, Rapeseed Oil, Emulsifier: Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids].
Hope you’ve had a great week, wish me luck for my long and busy weekend 🙂